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Receded Texas lakes hold treasure trove of historic items

By Associated Press
November 21, 2011

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Across Texas, receding lakes caused by a yearlong drought have revealed a prehistoric skull, ancient tools, and fossils, as well as a small cemetery that appears to contain the graves of freed slaves. Some of the discoveries have attracted interest from local historians, and looters also have scavenged for pieces of history. More than two dozen looters have been arrested at one site.

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